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Sewage Spills A Toxic Stew Just Waiting To Infect People, Pets

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MIKE STOCKER
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
Residents at the Rio Vista neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale are still trying to get back to normal on Tuesday after a series of sewage main breaks that began on Dec. 10.

The toxic stew that’s been bubbling up on the thoroughfares of Fort Lauderdale is more than just a noxious, stinking mess.

It can kill you. Chances are it won’t, but the bacteria, parasites and viruses stirring in that toxic stew can still make you very sick, experts warn.

Hundreds of residents have been forced to watch their step as toxic sludge seeped from six sewer main breaks in Fort Lauderdale neighborhoods from Rio Vista to Victoria Park and Coral Ridge.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.